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Field Researcher
#10351 Old 18th Feb 2021 at 4:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Annaminna
You don't need to add all hair colors into Downloads. Just choose from them. I am using Pookleted hairs and there are usually around 22 colors, so I just choose 5 of them ( 4 base colors+grey) what I use.


That's very true, except that at this point I really don't want to go through hundreds of individual folders to delete the extra ones If I'd have done that as I was downloading them perhaps, but now I'm stuck with them. It'd take too long to delete them in cas/bodyshop too. My Hair-Female-DeeDee folder has 705 hairstyles in it. Ain't doing it
Instructor
#10352 Old 18th Feb 2021 at 1:01 PM
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Originally Posted by CASnarl
That's very true, except that at this point I really don't want to go through hundreds of individual folders to delete the extra ones If I'd have done that as I was downloading them perhaps, but now I'm stuck with them. It'd take too long to delete them in cas/bodyshop too. My Hair-Female-DeeDee folder has 705 hairstyles in it. Ain't doing it

If you want to, you could temporarily sort your folders out by most recently updated, so you can easily find them. Funnily enough, I have hairstyles that have three to four different shades. It bothers me, but there's nothing I can do now, as I've already used them on sims in different hoods Can I be bothered altering them every time I load from a backup? Nope!

When a game is predictable, it's boring.
That goes for any medium that isn't life.
That's why The Sims 2 is my favourite sims game.
It has elements of unpredictability and everything feels more involved.
The Sims 4 is another story altogether...
Field Researcher
#10353 Old 18th Feb 2021 at 2:27 PM
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Originally Posted by CrystalFlame360
If you want to, you could temporarily sort your folders out by most recently updated, so you can easily find them.


Except, you see, I downloaded them all in one sitting. Just sat there, clicking through all 32 pages of DeeDee's hair, downloading every single one, for hours. So in terms of most recently updated they've all got the same date.
Deleting one color in cas/bodyshop and then watching the folders to see what date changed would be the easiest - and then just delete the other one out of those folders. But even that would take more time than I feel like putting in.

I kind of like my idea of tying the light/dark red/brown to the sim's skintone. So like Angela Pleasant will have the light red, Nina Caliente will have the dark red. Tiffany Sampson will have the light brown, Jasmine Rai would have the dark brown. And so on.
Instructor
#10354 Old 18th Feb 2021 at 3:05 PM
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Originally Posted by CASnarl
Except, you see, I downloaded them all in one sitting. Just sat there, clicking through all 32 pages of DeeDee's hair, downloading every single one, for hours. So in terms of most recently updated they've all got the same date.

Oh, I didn't think about the possibility of mass downloading
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Originally Posted by CASnarl
I kind of like my idea of tying the light/dark red/brown to the sim's skintone. So like Angela Pleasant will have the light red, Nina Caliente will have the dark red. Tiffany Sampson will have the light brown, Jasmine Rai would have the dark brown. And so on.

I think that's a neat idea, too. It gives different variety of hair colours in a way.

When a game is predictable, it's boring.
That goes for any medium that isn't life.
That's why The Sims 2 is my favourite sims game.
It has elements of unpredictability and everything feels more involved.
The Sims 4 is another story altogether...
Mad Poster
#10355 Old 19th Feb 2021 at 10:52 PM
CASnarl, I use Amighty Hat's, which have four shades per color. I decide based on family lines.

All the Bowie fans: my nine and six year old daughters have become Labyrinth fans. (No maternal influence whatsoever in this, nuh-uh, pay no attention to my husband's astonishment that I, the non-movie watcher in the family, knew how to bump a disc to the top of his Netflix queue!) Just fyi, and completely non-sims related. Also, they can sing, and dance, and it's freaking adorable. (Finally, they are hooked on a show I can stand listening to over and over again!)

Pics from my game: Sunbee's Simblr Sunbee's Livejournal
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Lab Assistant
#10356 Old 22nd Feb 2021 at 11:37 AM
This is a random question. I wasn't really sure where to post it but I suppose it does fit under "random thoughts" because....well....it was a random thing that came into my brain? ??

I wanna know.....what's the thinking here on this forum when it comes to "necromancing" a super old thread? Is it considered bad etiquette? Or is it excusable?

I just have a WCIF I wanna post about in the WCIF forums and I found a very old thread for it but the link to the mod I want no longer works. Would it be better for me to make a new thread or could I revive the old thread?

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Instructor
#10357 Old 22nd Feb 2021 at 1:35 PM
It depends. From what I've seen through other resurrected threads, it's more excusable if you've got something useful to say related to the topic in question. I don't think extremely old Help Forum topics are allowed to be necromanced, which makes sense. General discussions, I think it depends on having something worthwhile to say related to the topic. As for WCIF threads... I think it's fine if you're linking to custom content that the original poster wanted to find, but couldn't, as it can help others in the future.

I could be completely misunderstanding this, though. Someone who's been on the site longer may correct me

When a game is predictable, it's boring.
That goes for any medium that isn't life.
That's why The Sims 2 is my favourite sims game.
It has elements of unpredictability and everything feels more involved.
The Sims 4 is another story altogether...
Mad Poster
#10358 Old 22nd Feb 2021 at 3:17 PM
It is better to make a new thread on WCIF. You can just mention old thread and not working link. Perhaps we have it saved elsewhere.
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#10359 Old 22nd Feb 2021 at 7:05 PM Last edited by AndrewGloria : 22nd Feb 2021 at 9:04 PM.
I've taken my time in answering this, but that's probably just as well. I have to be careful how I answer this. I don't want to hurt anybody -- neither my Sims nor my fellow-MTSers. After a couple of of posts about killing Sims, simsample made a light-hearted post on behalf of my Sims, who have never seen another Sim die since I started to play. I posted (I hope in a similarly light-hearted vein) to reassure my Sims that they are safe. Most of my post was addressed to them.

So now I'm describing how I play, and trying to explain why, but in no way am I trying to be judgemental about the way that other people play. To me the Sims is all about story-telling. Whether we plan a story or not, a story happens as our Sims act out their lives. I am well aware that, in always keeping my Sims alive, I limit the possibilities of their story. I appreciate that it is perfectly legitimate to let the characters in a story die, or even actively kill them. I don't think that Agatha Christie was a serial killer because she killed of so many characters in her books. (Indeed many of them were quite brutally murdered.) But personally I know I couldn't bring myself to kill a Sim -- they're just too lifelike. There's something about a Sim at rest that just says to me that they're alive. They're never completely still. They fidget. It's easy to believe that their breathing, that there's a little heart beating in their breast, that there's a little brain thinking all the time in their head. I'm quite convinced that, if I could put my arms round them and hug them, I'd feel that gently quivering warmth that says "Life!". And I just couldn't bring myself to put an end to that life. To me it would just feel so wrong, that I just couldn't do it. I find it all too easy to empathise with my Sims. I put myself in their situation, and then treat them as I'd like to be treated. And finally I love my Sims. And you don't hurt the ones you love. (Or at least you try not to hurt them.)

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Originally Posted by Pideli
I wonder what @AndrewGloria thinks of my wars then
This happens once every sim week.
Well, it really wouldn't be for me. I tried watching the video, but I stopped after a couple of minutes because I found it too upsetting. It was changing to full screen mode that did it for me. Because then I could see the Sims as individuals. One minute alive and active, with all their hopes and fears, and the next lying lifeless on the battlefield with only the Grim Reaper coming for them. My old empathy for suffering Sims set in for me -- the scene just seemed to encapsulate the millennia-old futility of war. The way in which ordinary people's lives are destroyed by war, and always have been. It may be easier to play death and war in a fantasy game with lots of magic and supernatural elements than in a more realistic game like the one I claim to play. (I have described my game as "realistic with a hint of utopia". If I'm honest it may be more than a "hint".) With my disposition I think I would find it hard to play any "killing" game with realistic graphics. (I could just about manage Space Invaders!) But doing it with Sims would make it worse for me. Because I know that every Sim has a name, and has their wants (or hopes) and their fears. Moreover they have friends and they have families. Few Sims will die un-mourned -- no Sim is an island. I can be interested in wars and admire the skill of an admiral or general, but in the end, I find the amount of death and suffering in any war overwhelming. The American general Dwight D. Eisenhower hated addressing troops before an attack -- because he knew that some of the soldiers he was speaking to would be dead within hours -- killed carrying out his orders. There may be just wars but there are no "good" wars. The nearest that my Sims get to war is that they can serve in the armed forces in the Maxis Military Career. The actual fighting reminded me Homer's Iliad, parts of of which I read as a teen in school, mostly in translation but some bits in the original Greek. Homer never shrank from describing in graphic detail the horrific damage that even the primitive bronze weapons of his day could do to living bodies made of flesh and blood. It horrified me then and it still does. I can admire the skill and courage of those who fight wars, but can't help feeling that our world would be a better place without it. And, since I try to make my Sims world a little bit better than our own, I think my Sims and I will try to keep it free from wars.

So, as for your brave warriors, fallen in battle, whether the cause they fought and died for be just or be it pointless -- may Light Perpetual shine upon them.

Sunbee's comments are interesting. I try not to judge in a self-righteous way, but perhaps in a sense I do think that my way of playing is better. But only in the same way that Andrew and Julian think that their monogamous gay relationship is "better" than the promiscuous behaviour that characterizes much of the young gay scene in Greater Veronaville. They're on best friends terms with many of the boys in the promiscuous set. Indeed, last weekend Andrew and Julian took Jack Gill with them on their Valentine's Day outing. They went with him to Monopolis where they bought new clothes at Hotties, a new little fashion outlet that has opened there, and from there they took a taxi downtown to Gaia (Downtown Veronaville's biggest gay club) where the three of them enjoyed two meals (they were hungry!). From there Andrew and Julian went on to enjoy a dream date together (starting at Gaia and going on to PaintBoyz). (And they followed up the date with yet another meal out -- this time at TeenMealz in Greaves Avenue, where they chanced to meet up with Julian's younger sister and brother, Brigitte and Hans.) Andrew says, "I like Jack and he's good fun to take on an outing. But I don't want a romantic relationship with him. Julian and I have got each other. We don't need anybody else."

So I hope we're all still the best of friends, ready to go together on a metaphorical trip downtown, where, unlike the Real Life ones where I live, the shops and the restaurants are all open, offering their usual range of excellent wares and meals. Bon appetit!

@Freefalldreams Your Sims must all go to Heaven. If they've been living in dystopian megahood that we've been reading about over the last few years, then they've already done their time in Purgatory!

Come to think of it, if I thought my Sims were going to Heaven, I might be a lot happier about letting them die. After putting up with me for so long I'm sure they deserve an eternity of perpetual bliss!


All Sims are beautiful -- even the ugly ones.
My Simblr ~~ My LJ
Sims' lives matter!
The Veronaville kids are alright.
Mad Poster
#10360 Old 23rd Feb 2021 at 8:46 PM
Haven't played University in long time. Made my own, populated by aliens/freaks. In the main hood, 2 houses were glitched (or sims?). Now the dorm I'm playing is glitched. Dormies don't take care of their needs. I had a few Sims try to interact with them, and they were mean! I controlled them; most of their needs were red. Then my playables stopped minding, stood around twitching, and falling out of chairs. I suspect drugs.

Namaste... or "go"
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#10361 Old 23rd Feb 2021 at 9:07 PM
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Originally Posted by grammapat
Dormies don't take care of their needs. I had a few Sims try to interact with them, and they were mean! I controlled them; most of their needs were red.
There's a Pescado mod (I forget what it's called) that stops dormies taking proper care of themselves. It tends to make them drop dead when they come back from classes. You haven't by any chance put it in in the past and forgotten that you had it?

All Sims are beautiful -- even the ugly ones.
My Simblr ~~ My LJ
Sims' lives matter!
The Veronaville kids are alright.
Instructor
#10362 Old 23rd Feb 2021 at 9:50 PM
The mod is called nouniprotect, though I think that just allows Dormies to go into motive failure if certain needs aren't met; they can die if hunger isn't looked after for example. I believe it's normal for Dormies to be terrible at looking after themselves.

When a game is predictable, it's boring.
That goes for any medium that isn't life.
That's why The Sims 2 is my favourite sims game.
It has elements of unpredictability and everything feels more involved.
The Sims 4 is another story altogether...
Scholar
#10363 Old 23rd Feb 2021 at 11:29 PM
If a sim's needs aren't met, they get nightmares. If my needs aren't met I get sleep paralysis. Which is worse than nightmares because you're partially awake. O.O
Maybe I'm a sim after all!

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Field Researcher
#10364 Old 24th Feb 2021 at 12:21 AM
Was thinking today I was sort of interested in doing a BACC, but all the money rules seem like more than I want to do. But if I don't do any of that, then what's even the point? It'd just be any other custom hood then.
Mad Poster
#10365 Old 24th Feb 2021 at 12:49 AM
I'm doing a BACC with no money rules. Just establish different criteria for unlocking things than money.

Ugly is in the heart of the beholder.
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Mad Poster
#10366 Old 24th Feb 2021 at 3:34 AM
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Originally Posted by AndrewGloria
There's a Pescado mod (I forget what it's called) that stops dormies taking proper care of themselves. It tends to make them drop dead when they come back from classes. You haven't by any chance put it in in the past and forgotten that you had it?

==
No, don't have. But I'm off to find it; sounds fun.

Namaste... or "go"
Field Researcher
#10367 Old 24th Feb 2021 at 3:46 AM
I was watching Pleasant Sims/Cindy's last Edgewood stream and she made a comment how the kitchen she was decorating looked like a black & white photo when she tried out a gray flooring.

It made me think what an interesting idea that'd be, if you could get enough cc in shades of black/gray/white, and default replacements and stuff, if you could turn your whole game that way. (or else mess with your computer's display...) And then you could pretend you had like an old-timey town or whatever.
Mad Poster
#10368 Old 24th Feb 2021 at 12:45 PM
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It made me think what an interesting idea that'd be, if you could get enough cc in shades of black/gray/white, and default replacements and stuff, if you could turn your whole game that way. (or else mess with your computer's display...) And then you could pretend you had like an old-timey town or whatever.


There was at one time an entire neighborhood featured here that was based on a movie in black and white. I cannot remember the name of it, nor can I locate it. It was a complete build set and houses in black and white. Have no idea if it's been removed. Does anyone remember what I'm talking about?

Receptacle Refugee & Resident Polar Bear
"Get out of my way, young'un, I'm a ninja!"
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#10369 Old 24th Feb 2021 at 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by FranH
There was at one time an entire neighborhood featured here that was based on a movie in black and white. I cannot remember the name of it, nor can I locate it. It was a complete build set and houses in black and white. Have no idea if it's been removed. Does anyone remember what I'm talking about?

Pleasantville or something? ICad made a horizon for it, I'm pretty sure.

You can call me Diddy (or Eve, if you want to go by my real name) :)
My Simblr is Forever-Evenfall. Come and join me there for a chat!
You can also find me on the MTS or PBK Discord servers under the name 'Evenfall'.
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#10370 Old 24th Feb 2021 at 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by didyouevenmakeasound
Pleasantville or something? ICad made a horizon for it, I'm pretty sure.


That was it-but I could have sworn there was an entire set for it, all black and white-walls furniture, and even a couple of houses-in the Theme section. I checked, and if we had it, went away.

Receptacle Refugee & Resident Polar Bear
"Get out of my way, young'un, I'm a ninja!"
My downloads of various stuff: https://www.mediafire.com/#myfiles (including funerals!)
Instructor
#10371 Old 24th Feb 2021 at 1:26 PM
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Originally Posted by FranH
That was it-but I could have sworn there was an entire set for it, all black and white-walls furniture, and even a couple of houses-in the Theme section. I checked, and if we had it, went away.

Is Retroville what you're thinking of?

When a game is predictable, it's boring.
That goes for any medium that isn't life.
That's why The Sims 2 is my favourite sims game.
It has elements of unpredictability and everything feels more involved.
The Sims 4 is another story altogether...
The Camera Eye
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#10372 Old 24th Feb 2021 at 1:26 PM
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Originally Posted by FranH
There was at one time an entire neighborhood featured here that was based on a movie in black and white.
It was Retroville by the Mod Squad!
https://modthesims.info/d/79351
Mad Poster
#10373 Old 24th Feb 2021 at 5:04 PM
Thank you both! I knew I'm not crazy, but could not remember the name of it.

Receptacle Refugee & Resident Polar Bear
"Get out of my way, young'un, I'm a ninja!"
My downloads of various stuff: https://www.mediafire.com/#myfiles (including funerals!)
Inventor
#10374 Old 25th Feb 2021 at 8:49 AM
I was thinking about how much value a lot could contain posted a picture in Sims stuff picture thread. based on the NCL gold bars. valued at 32k a bar, 12 per shelf, 7 shelves per rack (and a single bar on the floor), 60 x 60 lot size adjusting for road tiles (so 50 x 60) and outer limits for walls (47 x 56) then 15 stories (since 16 crashes the game) I calculated the grand total.
32k x 85 bars ($2,720,000) x 2632m² ($7,159,040,000) x 15 stories =$107,385,600,000 Simoleons! on a single lot.
or 3,355,800 individual gold bars!
ten lots to a trillionare and well within the richest in existence.
though of course either I or the game will give up well before then.
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Original Poster
#10375 Old 25th Feb 2021 at 6:48 PM
Sims have got other ways of telling us what they'd like to do apart from their wants panel. Andrew was practicing chess on his own in his bedroom. (I suppose it's his and Julian's bedroom now.) When he'd finished washing the breakfast dishes Julian came up the stairs, evidently intending to do something with Andrew. When he got to the top of the stairs he paused, apparently uncertain what to do. I suggested that he joined Andrew playing chess. He walked round to the chess table by a very circuitous route, but when he reached it, he didn't stop but continued to the bed. He tidied the bed up a little, and then lay down on it to relax -- almost completely naked! It didn't leave much doubt as to what Julian wanted to do.

"Andrew," I said, "I think Julian's thought of something better to do than play chess."

"So I see!" said Andrew, and he put the chessmen away. I'm sure he had a twinkle in his eye as he walked over to the bed.

Soon they were kissing and cuddling on the bed, and then Julian was on top of Andrew as they made out. Then they were under the bedclothes having woohoo!

Oh! It's good to see my friends so happy. They've been having woohoo at least twice a day since they got married. "Making up for lost time!" says Julian.

All Sims are beautiful -- even the ugly ones.
My Simblr ~~ My LJ
Sims' lives matter!
The Veronaville kids are alright.
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